• Bay State Animal Cooperative

    As the efforts to rescue and rebuild continue in Texas for the people and their animals we want to let you all know some ideas we support to help.

    We try to promote helping the small on the ground shelters and rescue groups but find that it not a super easy thing to do as most of these shelters are needing outside help from bigger organizations. I personally endorse Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah as when I visited there and have read about where they began I feel they are very genuine and truly focus on the animals regardless of disposition, health or breed. Very important characteristics.

    With this said their rescue efforts seen in line with the goal to help the "on the ground" groups help the animals. Please consider supporting this effort.


    Lastly, with $0 going to their directors I can't help but want to support the SPCA of East Texas who appears to be preparing not only to help the immediate need but provide a long term sheltering option throughout what could be a long road to recovery.


    We thank you all for any donation you send to these causes.




    Marcia Motta




  • Donate Now

    Your tax-deductible gift to the Bay State Animal Cooperative helps ensure animals in distress receive the care they need, as well as a chance to be adopted into a caring home.


    We gratefully accept any amount. If you would like to pay by check, please make checks payable to Bay State Animal Cooperative, Inc. and mail to:

    Bay State Animal Cooperative, Inc.
    47 Windsor Road
    Norwood, MA 02062

  • About BSAC

    Our mission is to practice a no-kill philosophy while providing humane resources and services aimed at reducing animal overpopulation and unnecessary suffering for companion, stray, relinquished and feral animals.

    We work cooperatively with other humane organizations, local municipalities and the community to develop and implement programs including but not limited to: low-cost spay/neuter assistance, low-cost medical care, trap-neuter-return (TNR), community outreach programs and events, sheltering and adoption, mobile medical, adoption and education services, fundraising events, and a sanctuary.

    We are funded by donations and operate entirely by volunteers.

    BSAC is a 501(c)3 charitable/non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.


  • Our Cats

    Information, Successes, and Featured Cats for Adoption

    Applications can be downloaded here

    Our BSAC

    An Intro to BSAC.

    Calvin and Dorothy

    About Calvin and Dorothy

    Calvin and Dorothy are a bonded pair of adult cats. Their present loving family is growing and it is possible the new dynamics are causing some distress behaviors that the family can no longer accommodate. Calvin is a 15-year old, orange tabby male. He is a loving and smart cat as well as healthy and young at heart. Dorothy is a very healthy 13- year old female calico. She has a beautiful fluffy coat that she keeps impeccably clean. She is sweet and loves to snuggle. They have been together for the

    last 13 years and are the best of friends who get along very well as playmates and sleep buddies. Would love for them to go to a nice loving home as a pair, as they have never been apart.


    About Spike

    He is an older cat. we think 5+ years. Has FIV. Gets along great with other cats but does not like dogs. He is quite a character.

    He is in foster care so visitation is by appointment only.

    We require an adoption application which can be obtained on our website at www.baystateanimals.org/Adoption.

    Merry Go Round

    About Merry Go Round

    Merry Go Round is a rescue from a backyard where a kind man was feeding Merry and 2 other litter mates and the mom. Merry is now ready to be adopted and might be best suited to a calm environment where she can explore her environment and have a sunny window to sit in. She is a youngster and has a longtime ahead of her to enjoy a forever home with someone. I am in foster so if you want to meet me, please

    make an appointment- I'll be waiting to meet you.



    About Binx

    Binx is a very lucky cat! She survived being hit by a car in October and now is ready for a new home. She has a beautiful,soft black coat. This young cat will need a patient, calm home as she adjusts to homelife. She likes being brushed and petted but needs a slow approach as she is a bit wary of new people and new surroundings.
    Just like Binx, the black cat from the movie Hocus Pocus, she is ready to start anew.


    About Tigor

    Tigor is super sweet and loves attention but responds to any approach defensively. He's about 1 1/2 years old, neutered, micro-chipped and current on vaccines. He has great potential. Tigor enjoys the company of other cats. He came from home with lots of cats so individual attention was difficult to come by when he was a kitten.He will need an experienced and patient owner. Significant references will be requested.


    About Piper


    Piper-I’m sweet and friendly with humans and cats, and am crazy about getting patted! I tolerate dogs. I had surgery for breast cancer recently, and I’m REALLY glad to say my prognosis is good! However, there is always a chance that the tumor could return.


    About Winnie

    Winnie is such a handsome, cute boy around 4-5 months old. He was found roaming in a patch of woods where other cats have been known to wander. Winnie likes to play, but small children play and move in a way that might make this sometimes cautious kitten scared and reactive.
    An experienced cat owner is recommended for this cute feline that will need a little help transitioning into a great house cat.
    *Special note if you are looking for 2 cats- Winnie loves Tigor, another cat on our website (also a handsome, young boy.)


    About Casio

    Casio, Ti's littermate, has the same friendly, playful attitude. Casio was surrendered along with his 2 other litter mates. Casio would probably be fine separated from Ti, though they are rarely seen apart at the fosters' home.
    These sweet, active kittens are fun to watch, pet and do paw-play with their foster family. Time has come for Casio to find a forever home.


    About TI

    Ti is a friendly ,playful kitten. He likes human interaction to play as well as other cats. When its time to eat you can be sure he will let you know-just be careful not to trip on him as he winds around your feet. Ti lives in foster with his littermate, Casio. They would probably be fine living in different families but they are great buddies are rarely seen apart.
    TI, Casio and another littermate were surrendered to our group and have done very well in foster care. Now is the time for a new adventure and their own forever homes.

  • Adoption

    Click here to see our cats on Petfinder! You can apply online here or download our Adoption Application in Word Format.

    You can visit any of our cats by appointment to see them in their foster homes. Please note this can only be done by making an appointment so that we may have one of our volunteers assist you. For an appointment, contact us via email at info@baystateanimals.org.

    Please bring all members of your household.

    Please try not to get attached to a particular cat. Our adoption counselors are trained to work with you to find the best match for your household.

    When submitting an adoption application, please include information about your past and current pets, veterinarian, your housing situation, etc.

  • How to Help

    Many companies support the philanthropic interests of their employees by offering to match employee gifts. We are currently partners with Bank of America and State Street Bank. Monetary contributions can also be made for the time you volunteer to our organization, please inquire! Please contact the appropriate representative at your employer such as Human Resources department to find out if they match contributions to Bay State Animal Cooperative, Inc. It is an easy way to make your generosity go even further in helping animals.


    Volunteer! We can always use an extra pair of hands.

    Some volunteer opportunities include:

    Foster parenting

    Adoption application specialist (we will train you)

    Adoption counselor (we will train you)

    Miscellaneous volunteer opportunities include:

    animal transport to and from vet appointments,

    fund raising,

    food sorting,

    adoption meet and greet representative,

    and more....

    New volunteer ideas are always welcome!

    Please fill out a volunteer application form.


    If you or your company own a van or truck that can be used to transport donated food items, we could use your help. The Greater Boston Food Bank collects pet food for distribution. We could use your vehicle to bring these items to Norwood. The miles that you drive for us, are tax deductible.


    Here is a wish list of items we can always use and will graciously accept:

    Any unopened Cat food, wet or dry.

    Kitten food, wet and dry, is always needed.

    Kitten KMR replacement milk, saves lives of many orphaned kittens each year.

    Scratching posts.


    Cat Litter, lots and lots of cat litter!

    The following tick and flea products: Frontline, Advantage, Adams flea bombs, and products available online like: Capstar (flea control-under 9 lb wt. dose), Vet. Chem Carpet, Yard and animal flea sprays and powders.

    Inquire via email if you want resources for these products.

    Let us know via email, and we will gladly arrange for pickup of any donations.


    Keep an eye on our web site for special events. From time to time we have fund raising events.


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